06 Dec '11, 12am

Scientists find a pair of monster black holes - each 10 billion times bigger than our Sun

Scientists find a pair of monster black holes - each 10 billion times bigger than our Sun

This undated image provided by the Gemini Observatory via the journal Nature shows an artist's conception of stars moving in the central regions of a giant elliptical galaxy that harbors a supermassive black hole. -- PHOTO: AP CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) - Scientists have found the biggest black holes known to exist - each one 10 billion times the size of our sun. A team led by astronomers at the University of California, Berkeley, discovered the two gigantic black holes in clusters of elliptical galaxies more than 300 million light years away. That's relatively close on the galactic scale. 'They are monstrous,' Berkeley astrophysicist Chung-Pei Ma told reporters. 'We did not expect to find such massive black holes because they are more massive than indicated by their galaxy properties. They're kind of extraordinary.' The previous black hole record-holder is as large as 6...

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